1.2.2 FrameWorks Plus (FWP)

Structures must be designed to carry the loads from piping, equipment, personnel and other factors to the ground. FrameWorks Plus is used to layout structural frames, foundations, slabs and walls. Piping designers, equipment modelers and structural designers, by sharing reference files, can see the location of each other’s objects. The structural engineer referencing other models can place loads in the 3D model, and apply other analytical characteristics to use with a third-party analysis solver. After a design run, the new cross section properties can be read back into the model to automatically update all the associated symbolized 2D drawings.
Other outputs can be obtained from the data model such as material lists, output to third-party steel detailing programs, interference envelopes, and graphic and nongraphic data made available to the rendering and walkthrough products such as DesignReview.

1.2.3 Piping Design Graphics (PD_Design)

PD_Design allows designers to create a 3D model of the piping and in-line instruments defined in the P&ID by routing the pipelines through space. When placing the instruments and valves, designers take into account pipeline flexibility, method of construction,and ease of access for maintenance and operations.Designers can route pipe in the 3D model as a centerline representation; moreover, a 3D shaded model can be displayed when necessary. The centerline is intelligent and contains all the information relating to a pipeline, such as the piping material class, nominal diameter, fluid code, insulation parameters, temperatures and pressures, and so
forth. The alphanumeric data required for each pipeline can be entered interactively or transferred from the P&ID. This can be done during centerline routing, or it can be added/revised later. A pipeline can be connected to a specific nozzle or routed from a point in space. Components such as valves, instruments and branches can be placed on the pipeline as it is routed. Values for the alphanumeric data—such as line sequence number, nominal diameter, material class, temperatures and pressures—can be set during routing. Interactive design checks are performed for each component placement. These checks ensure matching or compatible diameters, pressure ratings, end preparations, and other consistency criteria. Pipe supports can be modeled giving either a detailed space envelope or a logical representation of the function of the support, such as an anchor, spring, or guide.

1.2.4 Reference Data Manager (PD_Data)
Placement of the piping components is specification-driven. The reference data provides the selection criteria for the piping commodity items found in the piping job specification and piping commodity libraries delivered with the product. This data is contained in the RDB and can be used by other projects. The delivered reference data contains 140 piping materials classes, defining over 100,000 different components for pressure ratings from 125-1500 pounds. It also contains an extensive set of catalog data including 2200 engineering tables. Reference Data Manager (PD_Data) is specifically designed to define and modify the reference data for the PDS 3D modules. This reference data ensures consistency in the definition of piping specifications and commodity libraries. It is used to control and standardize the PDS 3D modules to reflect company practices and standards.

See also:PDS OVERVIEW (Part1)